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Composites Market by Fiber Type (Glass, Carbon), Resin Type (Thermoset, Thermoplastic), Manufacturing Process (Layup, Filament Winding, Pultrusion), Application (Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Wind Energy), Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: August 2017
Report Code: CH 3185

 

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The composites market is projected to grow from USD 72.58 Billion in 2016 to USD 115.43 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.13% between 2017 and 2022. The use of composites is becoming crucial in the wind energy, aerospace & defense, marine, transportation, and construction & infrastructure industries, owing to the high strength and reduced weight offered by composites. Furthermore, the manufacturers of composites are signing supply agreements with various end-use industries to secure their position in the composites market. In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of the composites market have been mentioned below:

  • Base Year – 2016
  • Estimated Year – 2017
  • Projected Year – 2022
  • Forecast Period – 2017 to 2022

2016 has been considered as the base year for profiling various companies in this report. For the companies, wherein information was unavailable for the base year, the year prior to it has been considered.

Objectives of the Study

  • To analyze and forecast the size of the composites market, in terms of volume (kilotons) and value (USD million)
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of the composites market
  • To define, describe, and forecast the composites market on the basis of fiber type, resin type, manufacturing process, application, and region
  • To analyze and forecast the composites market for five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa (ME&A), Latin America, and their key countries
  • To strategically analyze the composites market with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution of various submarkets to the overall market
  • To strategically profile the key players operating in the composites market and analyze their core competencies
  • To analyze competitive developments, such as investments & expansions, new product launches, and agreements of the key players operating in the composites market
  • To analyze the opportunities and competitive landscape for the stakeholders and market leaders in the composites market

Various secondary sources, such as such as Factiva, Hoovers, Manta, etc., have been used to understand and gain insights on the composites market. The experts from the top composite companies have been interviewed to verify and collect critical information and to assess the trends in the composites market during the forecast period. The top-down, bottom-up, and data triangulation approaches have been implemented to calculate the exact values of the overall parent and individual market sizes.

Composites Market

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The composites market has a diversified and established ecosystem of its upstream players, such as raw material suppliers and downstream stakeholders, which include manufacturers of composites, vendors of composites, end users, and government organizations. Most of the leading players in the composites market adopt backward and forward integration to strengthen their positions in the market. Owens Corning (U.S.), Teijin Limited (Japan), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), SGL Group (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), Hexcel Corporation (U.S.), Gurit (Switzerland), etc. are some of the leading players operating in the composites market.

Target Audience

  • Manufacturers of Composites
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Distributors & Suppliers of Composites
  • End-use industries
  • Industry Associations
  • Investment Research Firms

“This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years, for prioritizing their efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

The research report segments the composites market as follows:

Composites Market, by Fiber Type:

  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Glass Fiber Composites
  • Others

Composites Market, by Resin Type:

  • Thermoset Composites
  • Thermoplastic Composites

Composites Market, by Manufacturing Process:

  • Layup
  • Filament Winding
  • Injection Molding
  • Pultrusion
  • Compression Molding
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
  • Others

Composites Market, by Application:

  • Transportation
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Wind Energy
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Pipes & Tanks
  • Marine
  • Others

Composites Market, by Region

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa (ME&A)
  • Latin America

Available Customizations

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the specific needs of the companies. The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix that gives a detailed comparison of product portfolio of each company

Regional Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the North America composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Europe composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Asia-Pacific composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Middle East & Africa composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Latin America composites market

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Composite Market Size, 2017 vs 2022 (Kiloton)
    4.2 Composites Market Growth, By Manufacturing Process
    4.3 Wind Energy Segment Accounted for Largest Share of Composites Market in 2016
    4.4 Composites Market Growth, By Country
    4.5 Composites Market Size, By Application, 2017 vs 2022

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 33)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Demand of Lightweight Materials From the Transportation Industry
                    5.3.1.2 Growing Demand of Wind Energy as Clean Energy
                    5.3.1.3 Increasing Use of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Composite Pipes in Sewage & Water Management and Oil & Gas Industry
                    5.3.1.4 Increasing Use of Composites in the Construction & Infrastructure Applications
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Issues Related to Recycling
                    5.3.2.2 High Processing and Manufacturing Cost
                    5.3.2.3 Lack of Standardization in Manufacturing Technologies
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Increasing Demand in Emerging Economies
                    5.3.3.2 Growing Adoption of Natural Composites
                    5.3.3.3 Penetration of Carbon Fiber Composites in New Applications
                    5.3.3.4 Reduction of Carbon Fibers Cost
                    5.3.3.5 High Demand for Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Pipes in the Emerging Economies
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Developing Low-Cost Technologies
    5.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6 Macro Economic Overview and Key Trends (Page No. - 44)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Trends and Forecast of GDP
    6.3 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Composite Materials Demand
    6.4 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry
    6.5 Trends in Wind Energy Industry
    6.6 Trends of Aerospace Industry
    6.7 Trends of Automotive Industry

7 Composites Market, By Fiber Type (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Carbon Fiber Composites
    7.3 Glass Fiber Composites
    7.4 Other Fiber Composites

8 Composites Market, By Resin Type (Page No. - 64)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Thermoset Composites
           8.2.1 Polyester Resin
           8.2.2 Vinyl Ester Resin
           8.2.3 Epoxy Resin
           8.2.4 Polyurethane Resin
           8.2.5 Others
    8.3 Thermoplastic Composites
           8.3.1 Polycarbonates (PC)
           8.3.2 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
           8.3.3 Polyetherimide (PEI)
           8.3.4 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
           8.3.5 Others

9 Composites Market, By Manufacturing Process (Page No. - 72)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Layup Process
    9.3 Filament Winding Process
    9.4 Injection Molding Process
    9.5 Pultrusion Process
    9.6 Compression Molding Process
    9.7 Resin Transfer Molding Process
    9.8 Other Processes

10 Composites Market, By Application (Page No. - 84)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Transportation
     10.3 Aerospace & Defense
     10.4 Electrical & Electronics
     10.5 Wind Energy
     10.6 Construction & Infrastructure
     10.7 Pipes & Tanks
     10.8 Marine
     10.9 Other Applications

11 Composites Market, By Region (Page No. - 100)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 North America
             11.2.1 U.S.
             11.2.2 Canada
     11.3 Europe
             11.3.1 Germany
             11.3.2 France
             11.3.3 U.K.
             11.3.4 Italy
             11.3.5 Austria
             11.3.6 Netherlands
             11.3.7 Poland
             11.3.8 Sweden
             11.3.9 Spain
             11.3.10 Russia
             11.3.11 Turkey
     11.4 Asia-Pacific
             11.4.1 China
             11.4.2 Japan
             11.4.3 India
             11.4.4 South Korea
             11.4.5 Australia & New Zealand
             11.4.6 Malaysia
             11.4.7 SingAPOre
     11.5 Middle East & Africa (ME&A)
             11.5.1 UAE
             11.5.2 South Africa
     11.6 Latin America
             11.6.1 Brazil
             11.6.2 Mexico
             11.6.3 Argentina

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 121)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2016
             12.2.1 Visionary Leaders
             12.2.2 Innovators
             12.2.3 Dynamic Differentiators
             12.2.4 Emerging Companies
     12.3 Competitive Benchmarking
             12.3.1 Strength of Product Portfolio (25 Players)
             12.3.2 Business Strategy Excellence (25 Players)
*Top 25 Companies Analyzed for This Study are - Teijin Limited (Japan), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), Owens Corning (U.S.), Hexcel Corporation (U.S.), Huntsman International LLC (U.S.), Solvay (Belgium), Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan), SGL Group (Germany), E.I DuPont De Nemours & Co. (U.S.), Hexion (U.S.), Weyerhauser (U.S.), Jushi Group (China), Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherland), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (Japan), BASF SE (Germany), Gurit (Switzerland), Honeywell Internalional Inc. (U.S.), Renegade Materials Corporation (U.S.), Kineco Kaman Composites-India Pvt. Limited (India), Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Germany) , Trex Company, Inc. (U.S.), UPM BioComposites (Finland), Gaffco Ballistics (U.S.), Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (China), Binani Industries Ltd (India)
     12.4 Market Share Analysis

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 126)
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Product Offering Scorecard, Business Strategy Scorecard, Recent Developments, Key Relationships)*
     13.1 Owens Corning
     13.2 Toray Industries, Inc.
     13.3 Teijin Limited
     13.4 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
     13.5 SGL Group
     13.6 Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.
     13.7 Koninklijke Ten Cate BV.
     13.8 Huntsman International LLC.
     13.9 Solvay
     13.10 Hexcel Corporation
     13.11 Hexion
     13.12 E. I. Du Pont Nemours & Co.
     13.13 Weyerhaeuser Company
     13.14 Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation
     13.15 Jushi Group Co., Ltd.

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Product Offering Scorecard, Business Strategy Scorecard, Recent Developments, Key Relationships Might Not Be

Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
     13.16 Others
             13.16.1 BASF SE
             13.16.2 Gurit
             13.16.3 Dowaksa
             13.16.4 Honeywell International Inc.
             13.16.5 Renegade Materials Corporation
             13.16.6 Kineco Kaman Composites – India Private Limited
             13.16.7 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
             13.16.8 UPM BioComposites
             13.16.9 Trex Company, Inc.
                        13.16.10 Gaffco Ballistics
                        13.16.11 Binani Industries Ltd.

14 Appendix (Page No. - 185)
     14.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     14.2 Discussion Guide
     14.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     14.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     14.5 Available Customizations
     14.6 Related Reports
     14.7 Author Details


List of Tables (83 Tables)

Table 1 EU: CO2 Emissions Standards for New Passenger Cars, (G/Km)
Table 2 Trends and Forecast of GDP, 2017–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 3 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Composite Materials Demand, 2016
Table 4 Construction Industry in North America, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 5 Construction Industry in Europe, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 6 Construction Industry in Asia-Pacific, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 7 Construction Industry in ME&A, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 8 Construction Industry in Latin America, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 9 Wind Energy Installation, mW (2015–2016)
Table 10 Market of New Airplanes, 2016
Table 11 Automotive Production, Million Units (2011-2016)
Table 12 Composites Market Size, By Fiber Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Composites Market Size, By Fiber Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 14 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 16 Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 18 Other Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Others Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Composites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Composites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Thermoset Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Thermoset Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Thermoplastic Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Thermoplastic Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Comparative Study of Major Composite Manufacturing Processes
Table 27 Composites Market Size, By Manufacturing Process, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Composites Market Size, By Manufacturing Process, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Layup Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Layup Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Filament Winding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Filament Winding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 33 Injection Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Injection Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 35 Pultrusion Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Pultrusion Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 37 Compression Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Compression Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 39 RTM Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 RTM Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 41 Other Processes Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Other Processes Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 43 Composites Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Composites Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 45 Composites Market Size in Transportation Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Composites Market Size in Transportation Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 47 Demand for New Airplanes, By Region, 2016 to 2035
Table 48 Composites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Composites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Composites Market Size in Electrical & Electronics Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Composites Market Size in Electrical & Electronics Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Germany: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2012–2016 (mW)
Table 53 France: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2012–2016 (mW)
Table 54 U.K.: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2012–2016 (mW)
Table 55 Europe: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2016 (mW)
Table 56 Asia-Pacific: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2016 (mW)
Table 57 Composites Market Size in Wind Energy Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Composites Market Size in Wind Energy Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Composites Market Size in Construction & Infrastructure Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Composites Market Size in Construction & Infrastructure Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Composites Market Size in Pipes & Tanks Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Composites Market Size in Pipes & Tanks Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 63 Composites Market Size in Marine Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 Composites Market Size in Marine Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 65 Composites Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 Composites Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 69 U.S.: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016, (mW)
Table 70 North America: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 71 North America: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 72 Germany: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (mW)
Table 73 Europe: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 74 Europe: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 75 China: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (mW)
Table 76 India: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (mW)
Table 77 Asia-Pacific: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 78 Asia-Pacific: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 79 ME&A: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 80 ME&A: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 81 Brazil: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (mW)
Table 82 Latin America: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 83 Latin America: Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
 
 
List of Figures (55 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Composites Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Composites Market: Research Methodology
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Global Composite Market : Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Aerospace & Defense is the Fastest Growing Application in the Global Composites Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 7 Layup Manufacturing Process to Lead and Register the Highest CAGR in the Global Composites Market Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 8 Attractive Opportunities for Market Players
Figure 9 Layup Process Highly Preferred By Composite Manufacturers
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Composites
Figure 11 China to Be Fastest-Growing Market, 2017–2022
Figure 12 Composites Market Projected to Witness Fastest Growth in Aerospace & Defense Sector
Figure 13 Development and Commercialization of Composites for Industry Applications
Figure 14 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Composites Market
Figure 15 Porter's Five Forces Analysis for Global Composite Market
Figure 16 Trends and Forecast of GDP, 2017–2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 17 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Composite Materials Demand
Figure 18 Construction Industry in North America, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 19 Construction Industry in Europe, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 20 Construction Industry in Asia-Pacific, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 21 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Middle East, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 22 Construction Industry in Latin America, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 23 Wind Energy Installed Capacity, mW (2014–2015)
Figure 24 Trends of New Airplane Deliveries, By Region, 2016
Figure 25 Automotive Production in Key Acountries, Million Units (2015 vs 2016)
Figure 26 Glass Fiber Composites to Dominate the Composites Market, 2017-2022 (USD Million)
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Glass Fiber Composites Market, 2017-2022 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Thermoplastic Composites is Expected to Grow at Higher Rate, 2017-2022 (USD Million)
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific to Drive the Thermoplastic Composites Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 30 Layup Manufacturing Process to Dominate Composite Market During Forecast Period
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific to Drive Composites Market for Injection Molding Process During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 North America to Witness Highest Growth in Compression Molding Process During the Forecast Period
Figure 33 Aerospace & Defense Industry to Outpace Other End-Use Segments During the Forecast Period
Figure 34 North America to Dominate Composites Market in Aerospace & Defense Industry During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 Wind Energy is Expected to Grow at High Rate in Asia-Pacific Composites Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 36 China to Be Fastest Growing in the Global Composite Market
Figure 37 U.S. is the Most Lucrative Market in North America
Figure 38 Germany: Fastest-Growing Composites Market in Europe
Figure 39 China Dominates Composites Market in Asia-Pacific
Figure 40 Aerospace & Defense to Be Fastest-Growing Application for Composite Market in Latin America (2017–2022)
Figure 41 Composite Market (Global) Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2016
Figure 42 Market Share of Key Players, 2016
Figure 43 Owens Corning: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Teijin Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 SGL Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Koninklijke Ten Cate BV.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Huntsman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Solvay: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Hexcel Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Hexion: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 E. I. DuPont Nemours & Co.: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Weyerhaeuser: Company Snapshot

The composites market is projected to grow from USD 72.58 Billion in 2016 to USD 115.43 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.13% between 2017 and 2022. The growth of the composites market can be attributed to increased use of composites in the aerospace & defense and transportation applications as they offer a high strength-to-weight ratio and increased heat resistance. Moreover, they are lightweight, which increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles manufactured from composites and gives them structural stability.

The composites market has been segmented based on the fiber type, resin type, manufacturing process, application, and region. Based on the application, the composites market has been segmented into aerospace & defense, transportation, wind energy, construction & infrastructure, pipes & tanks, marine, electrical & electronics, and others. The properties offered by composites, such as increased shape stability, high strength, excellent damage resistance, and high longitudinal stiffness encourage their use in high-performance applications.

Among manufacturing processes, the layup process segment led the composites market in 2016 both in terms of value as well as volume. The growth of this segment of the market can be attributed low-cost involved in the layup process used for manufacturing composites, which are mostly used in wind energy and marine applications.

The Asia-Pacific region is the largest consumer of composites across the globe in terms of value and volume. The growth of the Asia-Pacific composites market is driven by the increasing consumption of composites in various applications such as wind energy, construction & infrastructure, aerospace, electrical & electronics, and automotive. The growth of the construction industry in China and Japan is driving the growth of the composites market in these countries. China has become the largest consumer of composites, globally in terms of volume and is expected to strengthen its position further during the forecast period. The growth of the China composites market is due to the establishment of a number of new carbon fiber plants in the country and increased investments in China by various Europe-based companies dealing in the aerospace, automotive, and wind energy industries.

Among fiber types, the glass fiber composites segment is projected to lead the composites market in terms of value and volume during the forecast period as glass fiber composites are cheap and can be produced in bulk. Glass fiber composites are being increasingly used in the aerospace & defense, transportation, wind energy, and construction & infrastructure, applications, which has fueled the growth of the glass fiber composites segment of the composites market.

Among resin types, the thermoset composites segment accounted for the largest market share in the composites market in terms of value as well as volume in 2016. The growth of this segment of the market can be attributed to increased use of thermoset composites in the construction & infrastructure, marine, and wind energy applications. Thermoset composites do not expand under high-heat and moist conditions, making them suitable for highly corrosive and high-temperature applications such as space applications.

Composites Market

The high cost of raw materials required for manufacturing composites acts as a barrier to the growth of the composites market across the globe. However, companies across the globe are adopting various organic and inorganic strategies to build a strong foothold in the composites market. Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), Teijin Limited (Japan) Owens Corning (U.S.), and Hexcel Corporation (U.S.) are a few major manufacturers of composites across the globe. These companies have been able to hold leading positions in the composites market by tapping various regional markets. They have undertaken expansions & investments and agreements to accommodate the increased demand for composites from various industries across the globe as well as enhance their market shares and customer bases.

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